90s Toys That Were Popular With Kids

Like every generation, children of the ’90s associate that time, in large part, with the toys they had.

Toys from the 90s made such an impact that kids are still playing with some version of them today.

A member of the National Toy Hall of Fame since 2015, the Super Soaker made all water guns that came before it look feeble and meek—and the hydro-cannon’s roots are anything but humble.

Super Soaker

Games like Simon had long challenged kids to keep up with electronic commands, but Bop It upped the ante when it arrived on the scene in 1997.

Bop It

Sort of a lazy person’s jump rope, Skip-It—which debuted in the late ’80s but rose to stardom in the ’90s—went around one ankle like a rubbery ball and chain.


According to the Times Union, the doll, which exchanged giggles for tickles and hugs, retailed for $30, but went for as much as $1,000 on the secondary market at the height of the craze.

Tickle Me Elmo

In May 2012, a hand-drawn sketch of weapon-wielding, martial-artist turtles sold at auction for $71,700—it had been drawn in 1983 as the prototype for a new adult comic book series called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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